February 24, 2020

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My first nonprofit job was in 1996 as a door-to-door canvasser to raise money for the Florida Public Interest Research Group. It was hard and felt like a crapshoot. But it taught me the value of perseverance and not taking no for an answer. I canvassed for six summers in my teens and twenties, all the while knowing there had to be a more efficient way to reach our potential supporters. We were a kick-ass group and we knew that the right people would support us when we found them. 

January 18, 2018

Why We’re Excited to Launch Our Next Generation APIs Today

My first nonprofit job was in 1996 as a door-to-door canvasser to raise money for the Florida Public Interest Research Group. It was hard and felt like a crapshoot. But it taught me the value of perseverance and not taking no for an answer. I canvassed for six summers in my teens and twenties, all the while knowing there had to be a more efficient way to reach our potential supporters. We were a kick-ass […]
January 17, 2018

NPO Leaders: This Is So Worth 25 Minutes of Your Time

As nonprofit leaders, we have a responsibility to show the country what’s working and what’s at stake on the frontlines of America’s most vulnerable communities. But social-sector hard data is sparse at best, and real-time data is even rarer. The longer our sector remains an outlier in a data-driven world, the greater the opportunity cost—and the greater the risk that others will inappropriately use what numbers there are to justify budget cuts and other misguided […]
January 16, 2018

Continued Success: Refocusing for the New Year

Congratulations on your successful end-of-year fundraising campaign! After all the hard work put into the final fundraising push of the year, you definitely deserved that extra plate at Christmas dinner and the extra drink (or drinks) on New Year’s Eve – cheers. But now it’s 2018 and the ball has dropped. It’s time to make sure you’re not dropping the ball. Here are a few things you can focus on in the first few months […]
January 16, 2018

6 Back to School Lessons To Boost Your Online Fundraising

The holidays are over, and kids and college students are packing up book bags and suitcases and heading off to their respective halls of knowledge to learn about the Pythagorean theorem and the significance of metaphors in 18th-century British literature. But what about you? What do you want to learn more about this semester? There are any number of fantastic courses available, but the best place to start is right here. In this article, we’ll […]
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